Non-physician practitioners are playing a huge role in doctor’s offices as the demand for care rises. However, it’s not just in the office that they are making a difference. These professionals are also filling a critical role outside of the practice.
Depending on the patient, some are not readily able to visit the doctor’s office, and if they are on Medicare, some can receive care at home. It’s here that NPs and PAs are making a difference, making a classic house call to patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get regular care.
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A recent survey from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) showed that a large portion of Medicare beneficiaries rely on non-physician practitioners as their primary practitioner. Of the 669 providers surveyed, 55.65% said that 41-100% of their patients depend on a NPP, which includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants, as their primary or significant practitioner.
The survey also found that giving NPPs more authority to certify home health plans would not raise overall costs because they would be substituting for physicians rather than increasing utilization.
Changing to Fit
The increased amount of NPPs in the field has demanded that the laws catch up to better utilize their skills. The new Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015 has set out to update Medicare policies.
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Whether in the doctor’s office or in your home, more NPPs are good for the healthcare industry. At NP PA Recruiters, we work to find you the position that best utilizes your skills. If you would like to get your search started, let us know and we’ll help you on your path.